The Comancheros
The Comancheros (1961)

Based on a novel by Paul I. Wellman, The Comancheros stars John Wayne and Stuart Whitman as a Texas Ranger and roguish gambler, respectively. Reluctantly joining forces, Wayne and Whitman try to round up the "comancheros" --… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: October 30, 1961
DVD Release Date: May 20, 2003
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Critic Score: 100% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Eric Melin

Charming and agreeable, it moves along at a good clip. Shot in widescreen saturated CinemaScope, ... it's entertaining in a predictable way.

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Emanuel Levy

Wayne is decent, but this is a compromised Western due to the fact that ailing director Michael Curtiz (it's his last film) has no appreciation for the genre.

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Christopher Lloyd
Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Because he was largely a journeyman filmmaker who took whatever jobs the studio assigned him, most historians and critics regard Michael Curtiz merely as a capable gun-for-hire who was lucky enough to find himself attached to good projects.

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Steve Crum
Dispatch-Tribune Newspapers

Interesting, at times brutal, John Wayne western with strong cast and locale.

Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

A good old school western with solid acting, a great musical score, wonderful cinematography and beautiful desert scenery.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Lively and cheerful, but too banal to be a top-rate Curtiz or Wayne film; nevertheless it's a pleasingly entertaining film.

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Flixster Audience Score: 75% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
Michael Curtiz' last film is a solid and layered piece of actioner as a Texas Ranger tries to take out some knuckleheads suppling rifles to the Comanches.… More
Jeffrey Meyers
A great cast in a very enjoyable Wayne western. One that has more below the surface than your typical western of the time. I especially enjoyed Lee Marvin,… More
Dean McKenna
This action-western picture of John Wayne is absolutely which has not one dull moment. It has lots of nice moments between the Texas Ranger (played by Wayne)… More
Deb S
John Wayne is good as the cantankerous and rough Texas Ranger who goes undercover to smoke out a gang smuggling guns to the Comanches. Along the way he gets… More
xGary Xx
More solid western action from John Wayne who strikes up a fun buddy partnership with fugitive Stuart Whitman. The heroine's willingness to sell out her… More